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    Old 11-24-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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    Advair - Should I stop using it

    I have taken Advair for over 10 years. Started with 100/50 now using 250/100. Got my first asthma issue after remodling an kitchen in a 1911 house.

    I never need an inhaler, jsut the disk twice a day. But I do not have any symptoms of asthma anymore.

    I do arthritis, very bad for my age 50. Told I have a spine of a 70 year old. Broken my arm a year ago, never had a broken bone before. I am a large boned farm boy.

    I am concerned about the steriodal affects on my bones. I take vitamins, and etc... Any thoughts on stopping the use of Advair? Anyone else having bones issues after long term use?

     
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    Old 11-24-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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    Re: Advair - Should I stop using it

    Long term use of inhaled steroids has not been shown to cause bone issues. Oral steroids are another issue altogether. And since their is no other treatment for asthma that isn't an inhaled steroid (other than singulair which doesn't work for a lot of people), the alternative is risking possible death from an asthma attack. I'd look at other causes of the broken bone. As for arthritis, it doesn't have anything to do with bone loss but rather cartilege loss or deterioration due to overuse or disease.

     
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